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Choosing the Best Appliances for Your Log Cabin

Log Home Builders log cabinOne of the best things about owning a home or designing and building a new home is having the freedom to design everything the way you want to fit your idea of a perfect home. Appliances have been significant hindrances in design because they have a narrow range of sizes and form. Remember rooms like the kitchen are designed primarily based on the appliances. As you plan a log cabin, you may wonder how you will fit all the appliances you have in mind. Here are a few things you can consider to make the process smoother.

The log cabin whether it be your primary home or a vacation home is supposed to be a place where you are most comfortable. As a vacation home, it can be used for romantic getaways, holidays, long weekends, family gatherings, etc.  This plan could mean installing multipurpose appliances. A wall oven that has a microwave built on top solves a lot of issues like having stovetops that are high which in turn dictate the height of the cabinets. The wall oven is mounted flush with the cabinets at a natural height of around 20 to 30 inches from the floor. A single oven can be a double oven design making cooking or baking at two temperatures possible without needing a separate second oven.

You can have a built-in microwave in your log cabin.  Built-in microwaves can be wall mounted like an oven or built in above the stove. Remember microwaves are used for short durations with small vessels.

Your laundry room is another place that will need modern appliances. The modern front-loading machines are easy to load and unload. This style can also be stacked with a dryer giving you more space in the laundry room for ironing or storage. The modern front loading machines are more water efficient than the older models but take longer to do a load.

All the discussed appliances need electricity.  If your log cabin is in a more remote area with no utilities, propane appliances are also available.  Search for propane appliances or off-grid appliances to find a dealer in your area.

If you are looking to design a log cabin, consider a design that will fit the appliances that you want and need based on how the building will be used.

For more information on custom log cabins, contact Log Home Builders at 919-202-4428.

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